Intimation: Hinting at a meaning but not stating it explicitly.
One of our primary goals in this relationship is to demonstrate unerring respect for each other. There are so many ways it can be done–words and deeds are the most usual ways of showing respect, or disrespect, ha ha. There are all kinds of things you can do to show respect–holding the door, being on time, making an effort to dress nicely–in clean clothes that help you smell good. If you don’t smell good everything else may fall apart. Think of it, a person losing out on love because he doesn’t shower regularly, or a person whose children won’t sit on his lap because he smells like horse manure and onions. How sad, but how avoidable!
Anyway, let’s watch some TV. You sit on the couch over there, and I’ll sit over here by the scented candle. Let’s watch another episode of “The Outsider.”
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).
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